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Blue (G; Percy Weasley; 100 words)

eoforyth prompted me with Percy Weasley: ballpoint pen, and I wrote, Blue (G; Percy Weasley; 100 words): Sometimes, Percy feels as if he's a tiny ball drowning in ink.

The biro was blue. Percy had kept it since childhood.

When he still spoke to me.

"I'm trying to set this tiny ball into the ink tube of this ballpoint pen just so. We don't want it drowning in the tube, but we mustn't allow it to escape."

"Why not?"

"Because then it wouldn't be able to gather up and spin out the ink!"

Percy worked for one man who couldn't remember his name, and another who merely considered him a useful cog in the Order.

Neither of them, he thought, clenching his father's old pen, will tell me anything.


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Aug. 18th, 2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
That is just so poignant. I've always felt there should have been more about Percy, that he wasn't the total prat he was painted, and this fits with that so well. Thank you.
Aug. 18th, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and you're quite welcome. I've always wanted Percy to have been a spy for Dumbledore; it's been my headcanon for so long that I can't quite think of him any other way (not that that diminishes his prattishness, of course, but no one is ever so black and white).
Aug. 18th, 2015 11:14 pm (UTC)
Poor Percy. I can picture him as a little boy with his father in the shed trying to figure out how Muggle things work.
Aug. 18th, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
*loves on him*
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